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Kan Japanese Restaurant: Unraveling the Art of Gift Boxes

© Ruijing Photo We all have that one image of a beautifully wrapped gift box that captivates our imagination. Kan, a high-end Japanese restaurant designed by odd, is a place where the concept of gift...

Kan Japanese Restaurant / odd - Table © Ruijing Photo

We all have that one image of a beautifully wrapped gift box that captivates our imagination. Kan, a high-end Japanese restaurant designed by odd, is a place where the concept of gift boxes takes center stage. This innovative design showcases the traditional Japanese Juubako, a wooden box with multiple layers, and gives it a modern twist. It's like receiving a present from a faraway land.

A Tale of Craftsmanship and Tradition

Kan Japanese Restaurant / odd - Windows, Door, Chair © Ruijing Photo

The six gift boxes that adorn the restaurant's interior are inspired by the traditional art of Maki-e, a painting technique originating from the Tang Dynasty. In Maki-e, metal powder is mixed with lacquer and delicately applied to wood. To preserve the essence of this art form, the designers opted for a glass clip painting technique, resulting in a stunning portrayal of traditional art.

These six gift boxes are strategically placed in a T-shaped space, comprising private rooms and a semi-open Itamae area. Each box floats or touches the ground, creating a sense of separation and unity simultaneously. The design plays with perception, providing a visually engaging and immersive dining experience.

Embracing Nature and Creativity

Kan Japanese Restaurant / odd - Bench © Ruijing Photo

As guests move through the restaurant, they encounter a karesansui landscape, a traditional Japanese rock garden. This natural element complements the flow of customers and adds a sense of tranquility to the space. A strategically placed viewing window breaks down the barriers between the interior and exterior, allowing patrons to enjoy a unique perspective while dining.

The Art of Itamae

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The heart of Japanese cuisine lies in the skillful hands of the Itamae, the chef. To facilitate the seamless delivery of fresh ingredients, the kitchen and preparation area are intelligently connected to the Itamae section. This open space allows guests to witness the mastery behind their meals. Wooden lines and black wood grids create an ambiance reminiscent of distant clouds and nearby mountains, while a marble-covered niche adds a captivating contrast to the overall light tones.

Private Spaces for Intimate Gatherings

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Designed to accommodate business banquets and private gatherings, the two private rooms feature a blend of wood and metal elements. This fusion exudes a sense of formality and vitality, creating a harmonious environment for memorable moments.

Captivating Expressions of Artistry

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The four-person private room showcases a visually striking arch-shaped ceiling and wall. Carved natural stones, meticulously transformed into single small pieces, add a touch of elegance to the space.

Kan Japanese Restaurant / odd - Table, Chair © Ruijing Photo

The six-person Washitsu, a Japanese-style suite, embraces simplicity and quality. Dark brown wood grids, chartreuse green Tatami cushions, beige coarse texture paintings, and white matte Japanese paper film combine to create a serene and refined atmosphere.

Kan Japanese Restaurant: A Fusion of Art and Dining

Kan Japanese Restaurant / odd - Windows, Chair © Ruijing Photo

Kan Japanese Restaurant seamlessly blends the artistry of traditional Japanese gift boxes with a contemporary dining experience. From the moment you step foot inside, you'll be transported to a world where culinary excellence and artistic craftsmanship converge. Indulge in the visual delights and savor the exquisite flavors as you embark on a culinary journey like no other. Kan is more than just a restaurant; it's a celebration of Japanese culture and creativity.